SURVIVORS STEPPING FORWARD
THIS six-part documentary opens each episode with a legal disclaimer from disgraced R&B star R. Kelly, who has denied all allegations of sexual violence, assault and abuse made within. But with 10 survivor stories and over 52 interviews, the viewer is overwhelmed by the mountainous case against the singer of hits including IBelieveICanFly and Ignition. The production itself is kept simple, with all the power in the testimonies of the women who allege they were assaulted or underage including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Lady Gaga, who recently apologised for ever associating with the singer. As a sexual assault victim herself, she released a lengthy statement standing with the women who have made claims against Kelly. In Kelly’s defence, his brothers Carey and Bruce (recording his interviews from prison) reveal details of a childhood that included poverty and molestation.